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Mother’s Day is coming up, and you know what that means. It’s time to come up with the perfect Mother’s Day gift!

What Mom Deserves: Gourmet Gift Baskets For Her

Mom deserves the best, but sometimes it can be hard to choose the perfect gift. You want to get her something she’ll love for Mother’s Day, but a coffee mug, some nail polish, hand lotion or some bubble bath might not cut it for the most important woman in your life.

After all, you owe her everything, and a simple bottle of wine or some chocolate hardly seems like enough, right? Well, at The Sweet Basket, we’ve got a great Mother’s Day gift suggestion for you: How about a Mother’s Day Gift Basket?

After all, why get her one thing when you can get your mother a box full of goodies tailored specifically for her? Mothers love a good gift basket, and to help you figure out just what to put in a gift basket for mom, we’ve got some good suggestions below.

Sweet Desire Gift Box

Our first Mother’s Day gift basket idea involves chocolate and a lot of it. 

The Sweet Desire Gift Basket includes fine Belgian truffles, milk chocolate pastilles, butterscotch candy, wafers, butter cookies as well as some fine teas and tea biscuits. Everyone knows that chocolate and tea are a match made in heaven! The basket also comes with a complimentary gift card so you can write a heartfelt message. 

However, keep in mind, some of these products may contain ingredients that some people are allergic to, including products made from nut trees (such as pecan, almond, walnut and hazelnut), as well as some potential peanut, egg, milk, soy and wheat. 

Just make sure your mom doesn’t have those allergies, and you’re good to go with this great gift idea that any mother would love.

A Taste of Italy

Not everyone can afford to send their mother on an Italian vacation for Mother’s Day, but that doesn’t mean you can’t bring la vita bella to her. One of our favorite Mother’s Day gift basket ideas is our Taste of Italy basket

This is one of our favorite Mother’s Day gift baskets because of its content, and also because of its utility. The gift basket itself is actually a metal colander, so she can use it in the future when cooking up some pasta! 

Included are some Amaretti Del Chiostro Italian cookies, some high-quality pastas and sauces from Gourmet Village, some Triple chocolate biscotti, mint chocolate squares, wine and cheese biscuits, espresso, olives, and more. 

What could be more Italian than that? Find this Taste of Italy gift basket here.

A Day a the Spa for Ma

So we’ve had so much fun covering the chocolate angle and the Italian-themed Mother’s Day gift. Now it’s time for more than sweet treats or a cute mug. Now it’s time for the Spa Gift Basket.  

This gift basket, with products by Atelier de Provence, includes everything a Mothers Day gift basket should have, including green tea & ginger body lotion and shower gel, organic teas, dark chocolate from Godiva, almond cashew snacks, a wooden massage roller, a bath sponse, and a reusable metal planter for those flowers you brought along with the gift! 

Go ahead, spoil your mother with this luxurious spa experience gift basket and some of her favorite treats – she deserves it! 

Smoked Salmon, Anyone?

What we love most about this gift basket for Mother’s Day is that it has a little something for everyone. We’ve got eight pieces of classic Godiva gold chocolate ballotin, smoked almonds, seasoned pretzels and French vanilla coffee by Laura Secord. 

But more than that, also included are some organic white teas, maple jelly, smoked salmon, french truffles, focaccia Tuscan-style crisps, Danish butter cookies and more, all delivered in a cute and re-usable hand-woven magazine tote! 

Find that Forest Hill basket here.

The Grand Gourmet: Some Cheese & Some Booze

If you want to step it up a notch, you might want to consider getting a Grand Gourmet Gift Basket for your mother. This gift set has it all, including Castello brie and camembert cheese, bruschetta parmesan bites, a Mediterranean grilling rub as well as a wooden cutting board to serve it on. 

And let’s not forget the drinks! Included in this gift basket are a few different types of margarita mex, some sangria mix, and tasty treats to enjoy along with those drinks. There are smokey bacon cheddar peanuts, salted jumbo cashews, traditional cheddar crisps, chocolate espresso beans and much more. 

And of course any gift basket wouldn’t be complete without the sweet. In this gourmet offering there are also some dark chocolate orange biscotti, milk chocolate caramel, cranberry orange glazed cookies, and the best part is that it all comes in a large reusable wicker hamper. 

Explore all the possibilities at The Sweet Basket

The team at Sweet Basket knows how to treat mom right, but if you’re not sure which one to get for the special woman in your life, explore all of our offerings here on our page dedicated to Mother’s Day gift baskets

And for those on the West Coast in Canada, try out one of our Vancouver gift baskets. We’ll deliver it straight to your door! 

Making a homemade Easter basket may seem like an old-fashioned idea, but it can be a lot of fun for both individuals and families. This kind of craft project can be a great way to get your creativity flowing, encourage people to spend time together, and create a beautiful work of art!  

The expert basket creators at The Sweet Basket share their love and passion for their craft with these fun and cool ideas to help you make your own Easter baskets. Worried you won’t be able to find the time? The Sweet Basket offers a wide variety of Easter gift baskets for your convenience!

young girl and older woman crocheting

Ideas for a DIY Easter Basket

Get your craft supplies ready to bring these Easter basket ideas to life! There are all kinds of ways to make a great DIY Easter basket with materials such as:

  • Cardboard & Paper: You can make a basket from recycled materials or print out a design already made for you. If you make a paper Easter basket, be sure to use thick stock paper, so it keeps its form.
  • Crochet: If you already know how to crochet, making a basket to hold Easter candy could be a fun and challenging project. And the basket can be reused afterward for toys and other items around the house!
  • Mason Jars: Upcycle your mason jars and other transparent containers into a basket. With googly eyes, pipe cleaners, markers, and glue, you can decorate it with Easter icons, such as the Easter Bunny himself, chicks, eggs, and spring colours. A jar can be a good way to prevent younger children from grabbing Easter goodies while your back is turned.
  • Felt: Create a clever Easter basket with scissors, felt, and a hot glue gun. The baskets will be a little more sturdy than a cardboard basket, which can be great if you’re hosting an Easter egg hunt for kids.
  • Metal: Are you a gardener? Look around your house or shed to see if you have any planters that you don’t use anymore. You can spruce it up with some paint and Easter decorations to fill it with sweet treats. 
  • Wicker: If you have a plain wicker basket lying around, you can transform it with ribbon, stickers, pom poms, and other decorations that can easily be removed so you can use the basket over and over.

A great example of a basket that could inspire your DIY project is our Easter Fun gift basket. It comes in a reusable pastel-coloured container that can hold a large amount of goodies, including: 

  • Godiva milk chocolate
  • Solid milk chocolate bunnies
  • Easter chocolate pralines
  • Lindt double milk chocolate eggs
  • Chocolate covered pretzels
  • Chocolate foil mini eggs

Once you’ve got your lovely basket or multiple baskets ready, it’s time for the fun part: Filling the gift baskets!

two girls outside holding easter baskets

What to Put in Easter Baskets

Kids have their preferences when it comes to sweets, so be sure you know what they like or offer a good variety. Lindt and Laura Secord are popular names in the chocolate industry, so if your kids, friends, or co-workers talk about them a lot, you know what to give them!

Our Lindt Spring Festival basket includes: 

  • Lindt milk chocolate bunny
  • Lindt dark chocolate bunny
  • Lindt eggs
  • Laura Secord Organic Breakfast Blend tea
  • Laura Secord Organic green tea

No Easter basket is complete without little bunnies, chocolate eggs or candy eggs. A stuffed Easter Bunny is also a fan favourite for young or old. Take, for example, our Spring Treats basket. In addition to having a plush bunny rabbit, this cute basket has:

  • Lindt milk chocolate caramel eggs
  • Easter vanilla cookie
  • Milk chocolate solid bunny
  • Milk chocolate caramel solid bunny
  • Marshmallow Peeps

Along with the Easter staples, you can add other items, from jelly beans to cookies to an Easter-themed colouring book to a rosary. An Easter basket doesn’t have to contain only sweet treats. It can have fun activities, such as an Easter Bunny watercolour set or educational DVDs about Christianity.

lindt spring festival gift basket

Order an Adorable Easter Basket Today

Surprise your family at Easter brunch with your own baskets. But if you don’t have time to make your own Easter baskets, we’ve got you covered! When you order one of our baskets, you have the option of adding a complimentary card. 

Whether you need Toronto, Saskatoon, or Vancouver gift baskets, we can ship it to you! We also have Easter gift baskets that can be shipped to US residents

Happy Easter!

Maxim’s de Paris Holiday Gift Baskets

Maxim’s de Paris offers a selection of high-end, sophisticated chocolate, each gift basket with it’s own unique decor. Their Sweet Flavors Hat Box has a beautiful design, and is filled with an impressively delicious selection of fine chocolates, such as Milk chocolate squares with hazelnut pieces, Milk chocolate cream, a Tin of milk chocolate pearls, Salted butter toffees and a Tin of milk chocolate covered hazelnuts.


Another elegant option is their Montmartre Hat Box. This stunning gift basket offers Dark chocolate squares with cocoa beans, Round tin with milk chocolate pearls, Heart tin with milk & dark chocolate sugar coated hearts, and more.


Maxim’s de Paris also has Le Carrousel, filled with gourmet chocolates such as assorted chocolate squares, milk chocolate covered lace crêpes, French pure cocoa butter truffles and a Heart tin with milk & dark chocolate sugar coated hearts.


Their Holiday Chocolate Hat Box offers a different approach on the classic gift basket. This Hat Box includes delicious treats such as Maxim’s de Paris fruit jellies with pear, Maxim’s de Paris fruit jellies with cherry, Maxim’s de Paris milk chocolate pearls, Maxim’s de Paris calissons (French candy made with candied fruit and ground almonds), and more.


Another great option is their Holiday Confections Hat Box.  This choice offers interesting and unique flavors, such as Milk chocolate squares with pistachio and raspberry pieces, Dark chocolate squares with raisins and caramelized almond flakes, Milk and dark chocolate enrobed almonds, Milk chocolate enrobed figs and so much more.

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Maxim’s de Paris Holiday Chocolate

Maxim’s de Paris has over 100 years of experience and expertise in producing some of the finest chocolates.  We have some great options to make your shopping just a little easier, with a variety of classic chocolate boxes filled with supreme quality ingredients.

Maxim’s Milk Chocolate 12 piece has delicious chocolates with flavors that will blow your mind! Some of those flavors are Hazelnut pralines with a crispy heart, Croquantine gianduja with hazelnuts & coconuts, Hazelnut praline with fragments of speculoos (type of spiced shortcrust biscuit), Hazelnut praline with cappuccino pieces and Hazelnut praline with crispy cereals.

There’s also a Dark Chocolate 12 piece option for the dark chocolate lovers, with equally brilliant flavors, such as Salt flower & caramel ganache, Grand Marnier ganache with candied oranges, Pear flavored dark chocolate ganache and Bitter dark chocolate ganache.

The 22 piece Assorted Chocolate Tin has a great variety of chocolates beautifully presented in a keepsake tin.  Some of the flavors include Maxim’s chocolate crests, Milk & hazelnut Gianduja chocolate, Praline chocolate with crispy pearls and Fondant disc of dark chocolate.

Maxim’s de Paris also has a truffles option for those with an extra sweet tooth.  Their 18 piece Holiday Truffles include Dark chocolate truffles with intense dark chocolate ganache, Milk chocolate & caramel fondant truffles sprinkled with cocoa powder, Milk chocolate truffles with crunchy praline sprinkled with white cocoa powder.  Delicious!

Call us today at 1-866-683-3885 or visit us at

Leonidas Chocolate

Leonidas chocolate is truly high quality with a delicious taste, made with fresh butter and cream, and uses 100% cocoa butter in all their chocolates.  They have been producing superior chocolate for over 100 years and are regarded as one of the best chocolate producers worldwide.

Leonidas 12 piece Chocolate Pearls offers a delicious selection of premium chocolates, such as Pistachio (white chocolate filled with pistachio cream), Coconut Pearl (milk chocolate filled with white chocolate cream and covered with coconut flakes) and Raspberry Pearl (Milk chocolate filled with raspberry ganache).

Leonidas 19 piece Heritage Collection has an all natural selection of milk chocolates, dark chocolates and white chocolates all together in their classic gift box, sealed with a beautiful bow.

They also have a 16 piece Red Holiday Assortment, with a selection of pralines, ganaches, caramels, milk chocolate, dark chocolate and white chocolate.

The Dora Chocolate Collection has 26 pieces of supreme Belgian chocolate with butter creams, chocolate truffles, caramels, pearls, just to name a few.

Leonidas also has a 12 piece Truffle Assortment, with Plain truffles dusted with cocoa powder, Dark Chocolate Truffles and Ganache with dark and milk chocolate.

The Gold Tin Collection has 16 pieces of classic Belgian, all natural chocolates, with exclusive double-coated milk and dark chocolates filled with ganache and praline, made with pistachio, coffee or almond.

Leonidas offers only the best! Visit our website at for more information!


A Leonidas Christmas!

Celebrate the holidays this year with gifts from Leonidas – fine chocolates with exceptional quality. Everyone appreciates some decadent chocolate, especially around the holidays. This Christmas, send Leonidas chocolate to the people you love, to the people you would like to say Thank You to, or to the people you want to remind that they’re in your thoughts.


We have an assortment of Chocolate Pearls, a Leonidas Heritage Collection, our Red Holiday Assortment, an assortment of truffles, a Gold Tin Collection and a lovely Dora Chocolate Collection, all equally delicious.  These boxes of chocolate have a superior quality and will truly stand out from the rest this Christmas.


A Maxim’s de Paris-themed holiday!

Make this holiday season all about Maxim’s de Paris. We are proud to have recently acquired the specialty brand Maxim’s de Paris! Discover an selection of upscale fine Frenchdelicacies from chocolate boxes to hat boxes; Maxim’s has a unique line that will stun everyone this holiday season.



Maxim’s de Paris has a delicious selection of boxes of holiday chocolates and truffles that will make your mouth water, you won’t want to share!


The variety of hat boxes is also impressive, held together in beautiful keep-sake containers that will make a beautiful centerpiece during Christmas.  The Holiday Confections includes pistachio and raspberry chocolate, chocolate almonds, chocolate covered figs, and more.  Another tasty option is the Intensely Chocolate Hat Box, filled with tiramisu flavored chocolate, milk chocolate covered candied oranges, dark chocolate squares, and the list goes on.


Our selection of Maxim’s de Paris chocolate will be all you need this Christmas season!


Christmas 2018

Believe it or not, there’s not too many weekends left before Christmas arrives!  Only 2 months away, and Christmas day will be upon us.  It can be a stressful time of year for some, but there’s not need to stress over what to buy, especially for those tricky people to by for!  Here at The Sweet Basket Company, we have a wonderful selection of beautifully festive Christmas gift baskets for you to chose from.

One of our new gift baskets this year is the Holiday Sampler, filled with delicious sweets, such as Lindt peppermint truffles, chocolate filled cream puffs, butter toffee pretzels, a holiday butter cookie, and more.

Another yummy option is our new Holiday Wish gift basket. This Christmas basket has a real festive look, offering traditional sweets, such as Ste. Julie old-fashioned fudge, Laura Secord chocolate pretzels, sugar cookies, Danish butter cookies, milk chocolate truffles, just to name a few.

Another beautiful and seasonal gift basket new this year is our Glad Tidings Christmas basket.  This classic Christmas basket offers a nice variety of treats as well.  Some of the items that you can find in this basket are Guylian Belgian chocolate truffles, Old Dominion seasoned pretzels, hazelnut cream-filled wafers anddark chocolate sea salt caramel pretzels.  There’s something for everyone in our baskets!

We have so many more new designs this year, and we invite you to take a look at our Christmas baskets for 2018.

Happy Holidays!

Maxim’s de Paris and Leonidas Chocolates


At The Sweet Basket Company, we now have an exclusive line of upscale chocolate by Maxim’s de Paris and Leonidas. Maxim’s de Paris has a wonderful selection of unique, decadent chocolate, from boxes of chocolates and truffles, to impressive Hat Boxes, such as their Sweet Flavors.

This Hat Box contains milk chocolate squares with hazelnut pieces, milk chocolate cream, salted butter toffees, chocolate truffles covered with crepes topping, and so much more.

Another impressive option is Maxim’s Holiday Chocolate Hat Box. This one has chocolate squares, pear and cherry fruit jellies, milk chocolate pearls, French candy, and candy made with fruit and ground almonds.

Our Leonidas line of chocolates also offers and variety of boxed chocolates to suit all tastes. Their Dora Chocolate Collection is beautifully wrapped, containing pralines, butter creams, ganache, caramels, chocolate pearls and truffles.


Their classic Heritage Collection box of chocolates also offers a great selection of delicious treats, featuring an assortment of milk, dark and white chocolates.


Our high end line of chocolates by Maxim’s de Paris and Leonidas is the perfect choice to impress someone special, to say Thank You, or just to let someone know you’re thinking about them.

Visit us at to see more of these chocolate collections!


Godiva Holiday Collection

Let The Sweet Basket Company and Godiva help with your Christmas shopping this year!  Nothing says “Merry Christmas” like a delicious box of decadent chocolates, or a Godiva holiday gift basket.  We have a beautiful selection to wow your friends and family, and make them feel really special this holiday season.



Our Godiva Celebration gift basket is perfect for the Godiva chocolate lover.  This basket offers lava cake dessert truffles, chocolate almonds, chocolate cashews, chocolate caramels, and so many more delicious treats.


Are you looking for a Christmas gift for everyone to share?  We have the Godiva Gold Trio Collection that would be perfect for any work or office space to share with your colleagues. This holiday gift has a 36 piece Gold Ballotin, a 19 piece Gold Ballotin, and an 8 piece Gold Ballotin. This will make a very thoughtful gift for your co-workers.


We also offer Godiva’s Seasonal 32 piece gift box featuring a festive and elegant box, including milk chocolate, dark chocolate, white chocolates, and so much more.  This is a great gift idea for just about anybody, such as teachers, bosses, friends.  Everyone can appreciate a delicious box of chocolates during the holidays!

For more Christmas git ideas, come visit our website at  We’re here to help ease the stress of holiday shopping!


Christmas 2017!


Believe it or not, Christmas is right around the corner.  Only a few more weeks before the Christmas rush sets in, so why not avoid the rush and browse our Christmas gift baskets!  You can order online for your convenience, over the phone, via email, or even in person – with free shipping!

We have some great festive baskets perfect for friends, family, co-workers, that special someone, just about anybody!  Our Deck the Halls gift basket delicious maple cocoa truffles, milk chocolate pretzels, hand decorated festive cookies, milk and dark chocolate cocoa, and so much more all held together in a Christmas tartan gift basket!


Our Winter Snowflake gift basket offers a wide variety of seasonal goodies, such as Camembert cheese, Old Dominion chocolate dipped sea salt brittle, Lindor white chocolate truffles and Baked with Love Cheddar cheese biscuits just to name a few.


Nothing says “Merry Christmas” like a gift basket overflowing with decadent chocolate! Our Chocolate Royale gift basket is full to the brim with delicious treats, great for sharing, or if you want it all to yourself!  This chocolate baskets offers Champagne truffles by Truffette de France, Almond Roca butter crunch thins, Cherrington assorted bonbons, Butterscotch candy, Walton dark chocolate cream wafers, and more!

Here at The Sweet Basket Company, we have dozens and dozens more Christmas baskets to chose from!


Celebrate the New Arrival!

The arrival of a new baby girl or boy is so special, so help celebrate with one of our adorable baby gift baskets.  We have many baskets to chose from, perfect for that baby boy, baby girl, or even twins or triplets!  From themed baskets to more traditional styles, The Sweet Basket Company has many styles to choose from.


One of our adorable baby baskets for a boy is our Sweet Dreams baby basket.  This offers a cotton print sleeper, a matching cotton blanket, beanie cap, corduroy booties, a cute soft plush by Gund, and more! This basket will definitely add to the celebration.


Flopsy Bunny Baby Basket

An adorable option for that new baby girl is our Flopsy Bunny baby basket.  This delightful themed basket has a Flopsy Bunny plush, the Tales of Peter Rabbit hard cover book, two soft and colorful bodysuits with print, and more. The sweet little outfits and accessories will be just perfect for that new baby girl.


Little Charm Organic Baby Basket

We also have a wonderful organic option for a baby boy or baby girl.  Our Little Charm Organic baby basket is filled with strictly organic, gender neutral gifts that would be great for all babies! This is truly a beautiful baby basket that would make a delightful gift for those new parents.

Visit our website at or call us at 1-866-683-3885 for more baby gift ideas,as we have an impressive selection of gift baskets to choose from.